Will the 2013 Shelby GT500 Smoke a Corvette ZR1?


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Vicious rumors are swirling that new 2013 Shelby GT-500 is going to be one amazing piece of machinery. Not that the current one isn’t badass, but the future supposedly holds some awesome performance upgrades! We have heard that the new Shelby will be getting a nice 5.8-liter upgrade from the current 5.4, and a brand new Eaton TVS unit supercharger giving it a borderline-ridiculous 620 horses straight out of the gate! It is also rumored to have a little bit of that new look that is in store for the Ford Mustang coming in 2014 -2015.

This is amazing news since Chevrolet has released their brand new 6.2-liter V8 supercharged ZR1 Corvette, which is putting out about, hmmm, 620 horses. The 620 horsepower ZR1 comes at a sobering $50k price increase from the Shelby. Well, Chevy, that’s not bad but I think we may have one-upped you on this one! Although, we may be just a little biased, the rumor certainly seems to be in our favor!

We don’t know for sure, but if this is what the future looks like, I see some ‘Vette spankin’ coming soon to a drag strip near you.

So what do you think? Will the 2013 Shelby smoke the new Corvette? Comment below!

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."

386 comments

  1. the gt500 shouldnt even be mentioned with a z06 or a zr1 corvette…..i beat a gt500 with my stock 06 base model vette!!!!!!! he runs 12.3s at best i run 12.1s all day with a 11.95 as my best time with street tires!!

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  2. As far as the stock 2013 shelby goes, the facts are it does do 0-60 in 3.5 sec and the 1/4 in 11.5 to 11.6 in street tires. With better tires street/strip reports are saying 11.0 sec in the 1/4. Thats no bolt ons the other gentleman has accused Shelbys of having. Thats in several of the recently printed magazines…ie. road & track etc. So I’m one that gathers facts before jumping to conclusions like the ZO6 comments which are sorely misguided. Oh and by the way with a better tune (in the high tens). Still no bolt ons. Last I checked better superchargers are legal. Ooops, now we’re down to mid tens. There are a couple of other tricks like 3.75 rear end gears and different pulleys.You GM boys are going to have to get over it. Shelby played the best hand on the river card. I do have intentions of turning my new 2013 into a supersnake, and I can guarantee if you pull up next to me in your ZO6 or ZR1, I hope you’ll be respectful….. otherwise you will be eating a big serving of Humble pie. NO brag ,just fact….. Touche !!!

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  3. Lets set the record straight for all of you guys who want to either complain, cry , or cuss because you’re upset over the Shelby 2013. First of all stop comparing the GM cars to the 2008, 2009, or 2011 etc Shelby mustangs. I know it’s hard but you have to be fair and use what the newest model of the Shelby is, and that is the 2013. Nobody cares about what the zr1 did on the Nurburg track in another country. Besides no one knows what the 2013 Shelby ran on that either. It doesn’t matter either. Alot of it depends on the driver anyway. There is nothing like driving up next to another car at a light, stop sign, or another vehichle on the interstate and then seeing who has the best. Nobody cares about somebody saying a car ran a certain time on the Nurburg I can assure you. Get over it. The reality is the 2013 Shelby in stock form or Supersnake form is King of the road now. For you guys who want to cry “foul”, too bad. Ford is number one now. Also for you guys who want to set there and whine because your panties are wet because there are after market parts or people like Carroll Shelby who make & design better cars ……grow up. Last i checked GM has the same rights to purchase aftermarket stuff too. Oh and for those corvette owners who are saying things like “just wait till next year”, I had to rain on your parade ,but if you take the time to gather the facts, GM has already announced it is lowering it’s horsepower on their camaros nest year. The party is over boys. Carroll Shelby and Ford have put the periord at the end of this story. You GM boys can either choose to sit there in your diapers with the Mickey Mouse or big bird picture on them and complain more , or wear big boy pants and face the truth. Life goes on………..

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  4. Ok GM boys, just what does the “R” stand for with the ZR1 in comparison to the ZO1? Isn’t it MODIFIED over a bone stock vette? That being said, the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super snake is also modified over the standard GT500. You are also forgetting the cubic inch difference between the two. Sad the big bad 427 is short on torque AT THE REAR WHEELS in comparison to the Super Snakes paltry 354 cubes.
    I would hate to think I would spend around $120,000 for something that a 2013 Super Snake at $65,000
    WILL chew the ash off of in the 1/4. Road course? Do NOT sell the new 2013 GT500’s suspension short, because a road course is exactly what it is designed for..
    Anyone find it odd that we’re into August and not ONE hint of the new ZR1’s 1/4 mile times? I suspect there is a Super Snake reason for that.
    Aside from all the above, WHAT are you GM boys going to do next year? According to a GM bulletin, all that will be offered in future Camaro’s and ALL VETTE’S will be a 5.5 liter motor with a record holding” 440 crank horses. Re-figure that to RWHP and dang, a STOCK 2013 GT500 will eat you alive. Don’t ya just love it !!
    From reading down through these posts, the hog wash emulating from most of the GM’rs proves you have the fastest lips on the street.

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  5. well….
    of course vette’s smoked fords all the time factory because they are so light and only fitt two people
    mustangs on the other hand fit 4 people half ass comftorable
    making them heavy
    but my opinion mustang’s are wayy better than a vette
    the money you save can go into
    turbo or supercharger
    X-pipes
    BAM you have a vette killer and still saving a bunch

    Shoot my
    4.6 when it was stock still smoked 10-12 camaro ss
    with a cold air intake and super chip

    now i have a turbo, and pipes
    and pshhhhhhhhh no vette stands a chance
    Ford all the way
    oh and i believe the mustang will actually smoke them this year.
    STock

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  6. Did GM have to change blown engines during NASCAR races in order to win championships?Did GM buy Lotus to learn how to build an engine that last?

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  7. You should take after your father he had a lot the more wisdom being a GM man. The only thing your good at is making a big fuss over nothing on the internet. Stang takes the straight line but cant keep up on normal roads to the Camaro, vette…… well do we really need to go there id hate to embarrass all the blue anal i mean oval fans here.

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  8. No way a stang gt500 could hang with the zr1, those numbers they’re claiming are phony. Reminds me of nissans’ claim that gt-r could hit 60 mph in 2.5 secs. Thats bugattis’ territory, we all know it can’t beat the zr1. Samething with this stang when it comes out let the cars speak for themselves dont trust car & drive; if they race a gt500 and a zr1 the winner would be a porsche.

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  9. Hey Rigo,
    wake up and come into the same year and time zone . It’s 2013 !!!! Just look on numerous web sites for the 2013 shelby and you will see them beating the zr1s and the camaros! But wait, you don’t own any of those cars, cause if you did like i do, you’d realize you’re looking pretty stupid , since the facts are all out there where you can see them and read about them. Put your comic books away, and wake up…. Like it or not Ford did it right this time.

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  10. Hey crazyman,
    Who cares about any cars doing road races? Really…???? I’ve never seen anybody looking to race someone and pull up next to them and say, let’s skip doing the quarter mile and lets do a road coarse. Your nickname stands correct as crazyman. Scrathch that …it should be stupidman. You girls are going to have to get over it. Ford did it right. Do you read the same comic books as Rigo? Come on…I’ll bet you guys trade back & forth don’t you?

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  11. Well considering that the shelby did back up the claim of OVER 620hp and the vette isn’t living up to their claimed numbers and Car& Driver came back with the same 0-60 times with the shelby weighing in at 400lbs heavier. Not to mention the zr1 goes 205 while so does the shelby. But for $50,000 less, I’d buy one just to embarrass the 50+yr olds thinking they got the hot ticket!

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  12. I have been doing a extreem amount of reserach into this materr and i would like to say although it may be true the the gt 500 has about 650 hp and 600 ft pounds of torque compared to the new Zr1 With 638 hp and 604 ft pounds of torque not to mention that the Zr1 weighs 500 pounds less and want to try call bullshit i went off ofical sites of chevy and ford so im not lying. And also it the did the Nürburgring in 7:19.6. Now for the sake being fare i will say that the shelby is preety bad ass but its not going to beat a zr1 and if ford didnt have shelby or rousche who knows were they be. But this is all on paper well never till they both get on the some time in the near future

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  13. It’s just so funny that these Chevy “supercar” (cough) guys get so riled up with the slightest mention of Ford’s ‘lil old pony car…maybe it’s because their POS crapmaro cant play in the pony car games. Really, its a shame your 2 seater purpose built sports car is even threatened at all by a Mustang. Like its been said on here elsewhere, Ford did build a supercar,. the GT, ‘nuf said, proved their point with that, now the Shelby is AT LEAST nipping at your heels…For shame bowtie boys, for shame….

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  14. hey guess what the pic shows a grand sport not a zr1 any freaking ford has to have mods put on it to keep up with the zr1 and the ss sooo lets just say ford is what is a freakin rebuilt dodge. you freakin idiots that drive a mustang know you have to mod that pony out there is no mustang that can keep up with a chevy off the factory floor besides why dont you ford lovers try on a GTR NISSAN it has a 3.6 v6 that will eat you idiots alive and thats right off the factory floor.

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  15. honestly you know what i think? I think since the zl1 corvette is th baddest american car out there with about 638 horses to 680 horses that you ford mustang people are going to get smoked. And i know this beacause in my uncles lifetime hes had about 7 and hes still has a black one.

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  16. Corvette= Overpriced Lump of Fiberglass. Do all these Corvette owners work for the government? Sounds like they bought a car/a.k.a stocks in where our tax dollars were waisted, when GM should have been left to compete with sales like Ford did or just close the doors. Just sayin.

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  17. ZR1 is overrated in my book’s what is it again? A 6.2L LS9 Supercharged? 638HP? Gt500-5.4L Supercharged 650HP I belive? (Don’t flame if I’m wrong-I realize that the SVT’s and GT500’s have been underated in HP at times.) Such a big engine for the “Super car chevy.” for no reason same with the ZL1 the Mustang has 330CC displacement below the ZL1 and still proves ahead-Big engines yes but really? I’d expect more pretty soon the SRT’s are going to be supercharged too and with those 6.4L’s Chevy’s going to be seeing some taillights-Don’t worry with the GT500’s step up to the 5.8L (Sappousedly.) Pretty sure Dodge is still going to be having a hard time too😉

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  18. I’ve read some really stupid and incorrect comments….. This is 2013 currently and yes, a zr1 runs 0-60 in 3.3 seconds while the Shelby GT500 does it in 3.5 seconds. The Mustang is also a few tenths slower in the 1/4 mile. The Gt500 has 24 more horsepower/ 27 more lb-ft torque than the ZR1 and is the first Mustang to ever claim to break the 200mph barrier —- however, there have been numerous tries to go over 200mph and the new GT500 could only go to the 190’s but NOT get to 200, much less its 202 top speed ( manufacturers claim ). Ford is trying to improve the Mustang and is but has still not put up ZR1 numbers. The ZR1 in 2012 posted a 7:18 time at the Nurburgring which is in the top 10 for completely stock cars. There is no way that huge GT500 ( weighs about 400 lbs more than the Vette) would post a time anywhere close to the Vette. The ZR1 also has a 1.08g skidpad score compared to 0.95g for the Mustang ( a Ford Focus ST does 0.96 and a Nissan 370Z Touring does 0.99g). On Road and Tracks Slalom track test the ZR1 came in 1st ( 77.9) over Bugatti’s, Ferrari’s, Lamborghini Aventador (72.4), and all Porsches —in stopping power Vettes are legendary…60-0 the ZR1 took 105 feet, the GT500 115 ft.
    When you look at all these FACTS and not some idiots opinion you’ll see that the ZR1 beats the GT500 in every category except of course price but do you really want a slower, heavier, non cornering car for $ 50,000 less? It is also no comparison on the interior as the Vette took advice and improved the seats and shed the plastic for leather and carbon fiber.
    Corvettes and Mustangs are old rivals but the Corvette ZR1 is now compared to today’s best Porsche’s, Ferrari’s, and Lamborghini’s for pure performance— not Mustangs. Camaro’s are Mustangs rival– not Corvette anymore. Corvettes are in the Supercar league, Mustangs are just starting to knock on the door with Camaros (ZL1).

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  19. Dream on, the corvette is an amazing ride. Mustang is just a mustang blah car that they keep uping HP but the blah looking car still can’t get traction and that is what wins races. Do your self a favor fud….oh sorry, ford, and stop trying. Your no Viper, nor Camaro and will never beat Z06, Zr1 on looks or performance. Your retro failure of a mustang should have been more striking like the 66. The LT1 smokes the gt500 so how can you even try the Zr1. Just quit

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  20. The best part of all this is the fact that it looks like all the (CHEVY) fans are here at a website for mustangs HAHAHAHA! Chevy an keep their little piece of plastic, ill stick to fords..

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  21. Gentlemen you are all right and all wrong somewhat….You are comparing Apples to Oranges first of all. The Corvette and Mustang are not in the same Automobile Bracket. The Mustang and Camaro are, cause they are both Pony Cars. Now this doesn’t mean that Mustangs haven’t in some years defeated the Corvette but its not the norm. Now the Ford GT is in the same category as the Vette and Viper. The Charger, Mustang and Camaro are true competitors and Ford is leading that race and has been for a few years in the Quarter Mile, Horse Power and Sales. Now if you insist on comparing Mustangs to Corvettes the GT500 Shelby Super Snake is more of a Competitor if you want to compete. But No Gentlemen the GT500 Shelby Mustang will not out run the Corvette ZR1 and want even give it a good race and it isn’t suppose to. I Love Mustangs but I am also in love with Old Chevy’s, the American Cars are all great vehicles and the Old Dodges were nice also, so no Bias opinions here just the truth.

    SSG, USARMY

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  22. 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 | Quarter mile 11.1 0-60 3.3

    2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 | Quarter mile 11.5 0-60 3,6

    Stock numbers, now what is all the arguing over? Not to mention the incredible amount of bullshit being spread. So it is what it is, buy the car you like and shut up about it because no one really cares, and will roll their eyes when your head in under the hood pointing out the greatness

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